Robert Biale Vineyards

Black Chicken Napa Valley Zinfandel

9.110 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Dark purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of sweet strawberries, raspberries, cherry pie, wood, licorice, spices, dried fruits, coffee, fresh popcorn, cloves, herbs, chocolates, mocha and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, dried raspberries, wood, licorice, earth, spices, light vanilla and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Zinfandel from Napa Valley. Well balanced and fruit forward with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Not as spicy as I excepted.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (2 hours).

Still young and needs another 5 to 10 years in the bottle to mature properly.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$49.

Dark purple in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of sweet strawberries, raspberries, cherry pie, wood, licorice, spices, dried fruits, coffee, fresh popcorn, cloves, herbs, chocolates, mocha and black pepper.

Full bodied and bold with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blueberries, dried raspberries, wood, licorice, earth, spices, light vanilla and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very enjoyable Zinfandel from Napa Valley. Well balanced and fruit forward with mild complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Not as spicy as I excepted.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up (2 hours).

Still young and needs another 5 to 10 years in the bottle to mature properly.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$49.

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2019
Gigi Pan

Very long beautiful finish

Very long beautiful finish

Apr 19th, 2020
K L
9.3

Excellent zin. Very smooth and drinkable. Not overly fruity. Some spice but not overwhelming. Would get again.

Excellent zin. Very smooth and drinkable. Not overly fruity. Some spice but not overwhelming. Would get again.

Mar 24th, 2020
David Walser

I like the the “Black Chicken” story about this wine.

I like the the “Black Chicken” story about this wine.

Dec 17th, 2019
Cesar R.

Power and ripe dark berries.

Power and ripe dark berries.

Sep 30th, 2019
Stephen Mathews

Stephen had this a year ago

Stephen had this a year ago

Jun 12th, 2019
Chris Morse

Chris had this 5 months ago

Chris had this 5 months ago

Mar 23rd, 2020
Amy Young

Amy had this 5 months ago

Amy had this 5 months ago

Mar 7th, 2020
Brooke Agee

Brooke had this 8 months ago

Brooke had this 8 months ago

Nov 24th, 2019
Brooke Agee

Brooke had this a year ago

Brooke had this a year ago

May 10th, 2019